New to running and looking for something to motivate you to get out and run?
Parkrun is your answer!
Parkrun is a FREE weekly 5k for runners of all standards, it takes place every Saturday at 9.30 am (don’t let the time scare you off!). It’s not a race, but it is a timed run that can be whatever you want it to be really……part of your training plan, an easy run for you and your mates or an activity that the whole family can enjoy.
How Parkrun works?
- As stated above it’s a Free timed run that takes place every Saturday at 9.30 am.
- The only thing you have to do is register Here, before your first run. Print off the barcode that you’ll be sent via email & bring it with you to the race. The barcode will be scanned when you finish, and you’ll be sent your position and time by email later in the day.
- You only have to register with Parkrun once & you can then take part in any race across the country.
- The run only happens because of the time and dedication of Volunteers and they are always looking for help, so if you want to lend a hand, it couldn’t be easier: just send an email to (your-local-run)email@example.com.
Parkrun’s take place all over Ireland – So if you want to participate….Check out where your local run takes place Here
My local Parkrun is in Doorly Park, Cleveragh, Co. Sligo. The inaugural race took place on the 31/01/15 (Check out some pics below: courtesy of the lovely folk at Parkrun Sligo – Check out their Facebook and Web Page)
I have participated in three of the five runs that have taken place in Sligo so far, and I can highly recommend them, the runs are an excellent way to get out and be active without the pressure of a race environment. Plus taking part in Parkruns will help you improve your times and allow you to reach your personal goals……On top of all that, it’s also a great feeling to have your run done and dusted for the day by mid-morning!